The Government’s objective to build more schools for less demands a closer collaboration between the private and public sectors. How do the two work together in harmony to achieve the best result, for less money? Fortunately there are some organisations that are already doing it. Willmott Dixon and Midlands-based Scape System Build have pooled their [...]
Will the updates to Part G of the Building Regulations result in water efficiency and safer hot water systems in new dwellings as promised by the previous government? In this article Cath Hassell covers the updates that are most relevant to sustainable building.
The updated Part G finally came into force on April 6th 2010. [...]
The Denby Dale Passivhaus – first cavity wall Passivhaus in the UK
Over the last 10 months, the construction arm of Green Building Store – Green Building Company – has been building what has come to be known as ‘the Denby Dale Passivhaus’ – the first certified Passivhaus in the UK to be built using [...]
Date: Thursday 21st March 2013: Registration Commences @ 5.00pm
Venue: Loughview Suite, Room 8H01B, Main Building,
University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.
5.00 Optional Tour of Laboratory including Irelands First Passive House Test Studio- Limited Availability: Please book by 19/02 by emailing email@example.com
5.30 Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches served in Loughview Suite, Room [...]
Construction industry leaders say efficiency regulation delays are preventing building of new homes and deterring investment
The delays are believed to be caused by disagreements within the coalition over how strong the new efficiency rules should be.